Governor Extends Stay-at-Home Order Until May 15

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday, April 29, extended his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" order until May 15, with some modifications. The order was set to expire today, but Ducey said the state is not quite ready to fully open.

One of the modifications to the order allows certain businesses deemed nonessential to open by offering pickup or delivery starting next Monday, May 4. On May 8, those businesses would be able to allow customers inside if they meet certain protocols and implement social distancing policies of at least six feet.

Another modification to the order will allow certain restaurants to offer limited dine-in services starting May 12, but that's only if they can meet a number of conditions, which include enhanced sanitation, social distancing, and face masks.

"I am as eager as anyone to begin gradually re-opening our economy," said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero. "However, we must do so in a manner that is safe and consistent with the advice of public health experts."